Government Celebrates Energy Efficiency
JAKARTA (24/3) - Media Indonesia.com: The Government launches an energy efficiency program called Energy Efficiency and Conservation Clearing House Indonesia (EECCHI) in a bid to reduce emissions.
The launch was conducted by the Director-General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Luluk Sumiarso in Jakarta, Thursday (24 /3), and attended by the Royal Danish Ambassador Borge Petersen.
EECCHI is one component of the program Efficiency In Industrial, Commercial and Public Sector (Eincops) which is a collaboration between the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Government Denmark through the Danish International Development Assistance (Danida).
Eincops program began in December 2009 as part of the Environmental Support Program Phase 2, which was coordinated by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas). EECCHI functions as a unit for information services, promotion, and partnership to enhance the efforts of efficiency and conservation in various sectors such as households, industries, commercial buildings, and transportation.
Luluk said, conservation and diversification of energy are carried out both in terms of supply and demand. According to him, with EECCHI program, it will quickly and inexpensively increase the supply of energy.
"As an illustration, applying efficiency in 650 companies is about equal to building a 2,000 MW power plant. You can imagine the impact," he said.
Luluk also said, in a room with an area of 350 m2 that was using 170 kWh of energy per m2 per year, after renovation, is now using only 90-100 kWh per m2 per year. "Innovations are done through the use of double-screen windows to reduce the load on air conditioning and materials which suppress noise and maintain a comfortable temperature," he said.
Director General of Oil and Gasof, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Evita Legowo, said efficiency programs in oil and gas sector are carried out in both upstream and downstream.
"We apologize for not bein able to conserve in the upstream part due to dependency for state revenues," she said. On the downstream side, she said, the government will continue to save on fuel consumption.
Meanwhile, Director General of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Bambang Setiawan, said the company will exploit efficiently. "We'll also pay more attention to the environment and its emissions," he said.
He pointed out, the construction of a coal blending facility in an attempt to produce an energy source that is environmentally friendly. (Ant/OL-2)
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